Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Communication.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with written consultant reports.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes reports that are conducted via telephone calls or verbal communication.
Constrained to codes in the Communication, Performed: Consultant Report value set
Data elements that meet criteria using this datatype reference conveyance of information from one entity (e.g., person, organization, or device) to another.
The "Communication, Performed" code attribute represents the reason for the communication (i.e., the subject). The category attribute allows reference to the type, or category, of communication (e.g., notification, request). In many cases, the eCQM developer may not know the local workflow to address the type of communication; hence, it is listed as an attribute to be used as feasibility allows.
- sent dateTime - when the communication was sent.
- received dateTime - when the communication was received.
Note: negation rationale indicates a one-time documentation of a reason an activity is not performed. Negation of QDM datatype-related actions for a reason always use the author dateTime attribute to reference timing and must not use relevantPeriod.